Jennifer is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. She has over a decade of investigations, litigation, and counselling experience advising clients across all market sectors in matters involving computer fraud and cybercrime, privacy/data security compliance and program management, advertising and marketing practices, information governance, consumer fraud, employment and trade secrets. She has particular expertise defending clients in FTC and state consumer protection investigations and preparing for and leading the response to complex and large-scale data breach incidents.
Jennifer regularly advises global enterprises on complex cross-border compliance and data transfer challenges, compliance with US privacy and data security requirements, and leads assessments of internal privacy or security management programs, under FTC, HIPAA, NIST, financial regulatory and governmental or private standards.
Jennifer was named, for the second year in a row in 2019, to Cybersecurity Docket’s “Incident Response 30” list and was also recently named a Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer by The National Law Journal for her pioneering work on spam law, privacy and data security.
Robert Blamires is a Counsel in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Technology Transactions and Data Privacy & Security practices. Mr. Blamires is US-EU dual-qualified. His practice focuses on data privacy and consumer protection, related IT/IP contracts and other transactional matters, and associated cross-border and multijurisdictional issues. Mr. Blamires also regularly advises on proactive and reactive data security incident response. His represents leading companies in the technology, communications, and financial services sectors, including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Netflix, Slack, VMware, Vodafone, and JP Morgan, as well as a number of high-growth and emerging companies.
Gail is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and Global Chair of the Technology Transactions Practice. Her practice focuses primarily on data privacy and compliance with global information laws. Gail advises clients on complex cross-border data compliance and security matters, including complex subject access requests, significant data breach matters, and innovative data projects that seek to support and drive the business strategy of our clients. She has also been engaged significantly with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its interpretation.
Gail is recognised by the legal directories as one of the leading data protection lawyers in the UK. She is described by Legal 500 UK 2020 as “outstanding in her ability to understand the problem, assess risk and provide appropriate guidance. She always makes herself available and has unrivalled command of the data-protection landscape”.
Michael is a partner in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins. Michael is a leading US practitioner with a unique combination of major privacy litigation and regulatory experience, sought out time and again by companies to help solve their most challenging problems.
For two decades, Michael has represented leading technology companies in their most high-stakes litigation and regulatory matters. From precedent-setting multi-district litigation to major roles in each of the record-setting FTC actions against Internet companies, Mr. Rubin has served as trusted outside counsel to Facebook, Google, LifeLock, LG Electronics, Lyft, Spotify, Symantec, Wix, and hundreds of other companies on their most sensitive and urgent matters. Michael’s cross-disciplinary practice regularly has him before regulators throughout the United States and around the world, in court, and in the boardroom.
Mr. Rubin has received awards throughout his career, most recently (in 2019) being honored as a “Top Cyber Lawyer in California” by California’s Daily Journal, and a “Client Service All Star” by BTI Consulting.
Stewart graduated from the University of Lancaster in Politics and Marketing. In 1975 Stewart pioneered a research project on Open Government at the UK Consumers’ Association. He then visited the USA and Canada, meeting consumer advocates, politicians and journalists researching the emerging Freedom of Information and privacy legislation. His subsequent publication was financed by the Outer Circle Policy Unit, titled Open Government: Lessons from America, and a new career was born. Consumer research and working for The Economist as a business journalist honed his skills as an investigator and writer.
He launched the Privacy Laws & Business Newsletter in February 1987. In October 1988 he organised PL&B’s first international conference. Stewart co-founded and chaired the UK’s Data Protection Forum, and has spoken at conferences around the world. He lives and works in Pinner, has a beautiful wife, who wrote this, and 3 adult sons.